Russian Tea Cakes (Butterballs)

1 cup softened butter or margarine

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 tsp. Vanilla

1/4 tsp. salt

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour

3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts

In a large bowl combine ingredients on low speed of mixer about 1 minute. Blend well. Gradually add flour at low speed until just combined; stir in nuts. Roll dough into 1-inch balls; place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 F for 8-10 minutes until firm to the touch but not brown. Do not overbake. While warm, roll in powdered sugar. Cool; re-roll in powdered sugar before serving. Makes about 4 dozen.

 

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